AB 1731 Shelved Until 2020
Earlier today, AB 1731 suffered a serious blow as it was pulled by the bill’s author and will not move forward this legislative year.
The bill faced significant scrutiny from Share San Diego, local San Diegans, businesses, and most recently several prominent senators had criticized the lack of data and whether or not there was even a need for the bill at all.
This bill would have significantly impacted property rights and hurt San Diego’s tourism economy. During this debate, Share San Diego was there to help protect people who use their homes to make supplemental income and generate money and jobs for the local economy while ensuring families and visitors have affordable access to California’s Coast.
This would not have been possible without the efforts of everyone who wrote and called the legislature to oppose AB 1731. While the bill won’t go any further this year, the fight is far from over as the bill’s author has vowed to continue her pursuit of a ban on short term rentals in San Diego in the next legislative year.
Nevertheless, we’re pleased to see that the bill has been stopped. Share San Diego will continue fighting for your property rights and look to get approved reasonable local policy, appropriate for our community and for short term rentals.